Lord, we stand today as our forefathers have stood before
You in times gone by,
Celebrating our history and reveling in all the great things that our country
On this day we rejoice in the favor You have graciously given us.
We thank You for the blessings of liberty, for this generation and for the
generations to come.
We thank You for our independence, peace and for all those who have bravely
given their lives in the defense of freedom and justice.
We thank You that Your gracious and provident hand has given us so much.
Yet as a nation and people we have not always chosen the right way.
We ask You to forgive us for these times.
On this day we commit ourselves to wholeheartedly honoring and serving
With everything that we are, we lay our lives before You.